Tetradrachm

Greek
Syracuse
Sicily

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500-475 BCE

Silver

Overall: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)

Weight: 16.7 g

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Glenn Babbitt

174.30.30181

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Coin

Research Area

Numismatics: Greek and Roman

Not on view

Inscriptions

Obverse: Beaded diademed head of Arethusa right; no earring, beaded necklace; hair indicated by lines, waved in front and turned up behind under diadem over which the ends fall; around four dolphins, bellies inwards; EV*R(upside down)*AKOIoN(backwards) inwards right starting at mouth in circle outside around head, inside dolphins Reverse: Walking quadriga right driven by bearded (worn) charioteer; goad whip in right hand, reins in left; Nike with wings spread behind right crowning horses; plain exergue; dotted border

Exhibition History

The Age of the Marvelous, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 21-November 24, 1991; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, January 25-March 22, 1992; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, May 24-August 25, 1992; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, October 6, 1992-January 3, 1993, naturalia no. n395.

Provenance

Glenn Babbitt; given to present collection, 1974.

Catalogue Raisonne

Kraay, pl. 1; Grose, Vol. I: pl. 90.12; BMC, Sicily: nos. 67, 71, p. 154

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